Lionsgate has set an August 19th, 2011 release date for Conan remake, which will now be released in 3D. The film will be going up against the Fright Night remake starring Colin Farrell and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World with Jessica Alba.
Jason Momoa was cast as Conan towards the end of January and filming began in Bulgaria in March, so he only had around 8 weeks to get into shape for the role. Momoa with be joined by Ron Perlman who will play Conan’s father, Stephen Lang who will be villain Khalar Singh, and Rose McGowan who plays a “half-human/half-witch”. The story follows Conan and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.
Marcus Nispel (Pathfinder) is directing, and the hope for the producers is to create a movie worthy of a sequel, and ultimately a trilogy.